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Convergence.Tech is a digital transformation company based in Toronto, Canada. Partnering with clients and leveraging today's leading technologies along with deep industry-specific expertise, Convergence enables innovation to take place so that organizations can become digital leaders. Operating globally, with active projects worldwide, our team also works closely with government bodies, humanitarian agencies, and corporations.
Possessing extensive consultancy experience, Convergence advises, develops, and implements technology solutions on a global scale; to include complex regions such as India, Mongolia, and Afghanistan.
Many of these solutions get powered by blockchain technology and get centered on environmental impact and sustainability initiatives.
Our technology solutions are focused on traceability as well as digital identity.
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Digital transformation often gets misunderstood; there has been a significant focus on the digital part thus far, but with scant regard for the transformational implications of it on the rest of the organization, and ultimately on those the organization serves. This misunderstanding is exactly why scarcely 1 in 8 digital transformation efforts are successful.
Convergence's approach to digital transformation considers both the digital and the transformation facets of digital transformation. Our expertise and a deep understanding of the drivers of digital transformation allow us to help customers understand why an organization should undertake it. To successfully integrate digitization, your organization must consider important contemporary aspects like ethics and governance (corporate governance, IT governance, and data governance). These, as well as ensuring the alignment of your digital vision, are a critical factor for achieving success.
Ultimately, digital transformation leverages new technology to create new markets, to create new or enhanced lines of business, or to create new or enhanced means of getting an organization’s products and services to those it serves. The results of digital transformation are therefore seen through the client/customer/citizen’s eyes as consistent, sustainable and satisfying service experiences, and through the organization’s eyes as enhanced revenue lines, optimized costing, and increased risk control. In other words, digital transformation is a process of two-way value creation. It is our goal to ensure that the probability of your digital transformation success significantly exceeds 1 in 8, enabling your initiative to not only create value for those you serve, but for your organization too.
Backbone - Traceability Platform
Backbone provides the foundation and a secure data layer to enable robust end-to-end traceability solutions. Whether plugging into an existing ERP system or integrating directly with sensing technologies, Backbone enables the secure registration of assets and well as the acquisition, storage, and verification of data.
Active use cases include: fibers, commodities, and healthcare supplies.
Trybe.ID - Digital Identity (https://trybe.id)
Trybe is a self-sovereign, digital identity(SSI) product, that offers individuals as well as corporates and governments a familiar interface to interacting with one another while seamlessly sharing and verifying credentials.
Trybe features RESTful APIs for ease of integration with existing IT systems as well as external web and mobile interfaces.
Our primary goal is to make SSI simple.
Active use cases include: academic credentials.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Identity Officer
Chief Digital Officer
Chief Environmental and Financial Economist
Vice President of Product
Vice President of Partnerships
Manager of Engineering Operations
Head of Marketing and Growth
Director of Strategy and Operations
Sales and Growth Consultant
DID and Credentials Specialist
Head of Operations
Allyn J Radford
Special Advisor - Education
Special Advisor - Indigenous Affairs
Special Advisor - Digital Identity
Dr. Ann Cavoukian
Former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario & Executive Director, Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre
Executive Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Province of British Columbia
Former Cabinet Secretary, Ontario Public Service
Supply Chain and Logistics
CEO, Spectrum Health
Director, Digital Health and Virtual Learning, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
Board of Directors, Altus Group, former CEO, AON Hewitt CANADA and former Managing Partner, Accenture
Susan Wolburgh Jenah
Board of Directors of Laurentian Bank of Canada, Aecon Group Inc. and Aequitas Innovations and NEO Exchange
Senior Adviser – Higher Education at Commonwealth of Learning (col.org)
Supply Chain and Logistics
CEO, Supply Chain Management Association
Chief Privacy Officer, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Privacy & Innovation - Smart Home & Smart Cities Advisor at TELUS
Supply Chain and Logistics
Global Head of Operations - Rolls Royce, Ceva
Chami Akmeemana is the CEO of Convergence.tech and Trybe.ID. He is a Blockchain and AI Specialist. He pursued a Ph.D. in Bioceramic Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London, until deciding to forgo an academic career in favor of Law Enforcement. In 2002, he joined London’s Metropolitan Police.
Chami has had 4 successful exits over the last decade and is passionate about the intersection of technology, business and social good. His experience includes serving as Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs at ConsenSys Inc; Fintech Advisor to the Ontario Securities Commission; Managing Director, Fintech and Blockchain at the Global Risk Institute; and Regulatory Advisor to the Republic of Liberland.
Chami is also the Chairman of the Blockchain Association Australia and an Advisory Board member of doc.ai.
Kim Cameron is a Canadian computer scientist and engineering leader who has worked since the
emergence of the Internet to create a humanistic system of Digital Identity.
Kim moved to Seattle to join Microsoft in 1999 when it acquired Toronto-based Zoomit Corporation, a
software company dedicated to digital identity that he co-founded in 1980. In 2000 he became the
Architect of Microsoft’s Active Directory, which evolved into the most widely deployed identity
technology used in enterprises globally. As the growth of the Internet made the importance of identity
increasingly evident, his role expanded to become Chief Architect of Identity for Microsoft, a position he
held until his retirement in 2019.
Kim led Microsoft to build technology that was part of an “identity metasystem” that worked across
vendors, technologies and political boundaries. He introduced the concept of “claims” so the system
could handle a world where the assertions of different entities were trusted for different things and to
different extents – a major building block for what became cloud computing. In 2004 he wrote the Laws
of Identity, a document that has long influenced both technologists and regulators, and which Microsoft
adopted to guide its innovation. At the same time he began to champion innovations that would put
users in control of their own identity as a way to solve the privacy and security problems of both
individuals and organizations – work he continues to advance today.
Kim grew up in Canada, attending King’s College at Dalhousie University and l’Université de Montréal.
He served on RISEPTIS, the high-level European Union advisory body providing vision and guidance on
security and trust in the Information Society. He has won a number of industry awards, including EEMA’s
Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), the European Identity and Cloud Award for Lifetime Achievement
(2013), the Identity North Founder of Canada’s Digital Economy Award (2016), Digital Identity World’s
Innovation Award (2005), Network Computing’s Top 25 Technology Drivers Award (1996) and MVP
(Most Valuable Player) Award (2005), Network World’s 50 Most Powerful People in Networking (2005),
Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Privacy Award (2007) and Silicon.com’s Agenda Setters 2007. He has
an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree from King’s College, and is on the Board of Directors for ID2020.
Kim blogs at identityblog.com.
Jim Whitestone is the former Assistant Deputy Minister of the Climate Change and Environmental Policy Division at the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. He led teams that were responsible for the development and implementation of a range of climate change related policies and programs including Ontario’s cap and trade program with California and Quebec and GreenOn to finance the deployment of low carbon technologies. His other policy and program responsibilities included Great Lakes water quality including the Canada-Ontario Lake Erie Action Plan towards U.S.-Canada binational commitment to reduce nutrient loadings, promotion of zero-waste and circular economy through extended producer responsibility, source protection for drinking water, toxics reduction, renewable fuels for transportation and buildings, indigenous relations and inter-governmental affairs. He also led Ontario’s participation with the Canadian delegation at UN COP 13 Climate Change Conference in Bali and worked on developing carbon offsets to help finance reforestation in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. Mr. Whitestone completed his Master’s Degree at Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Guelph in Agricultural and Resource Economics. He has a Certificate of Business from the University of Toronto and a Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate from Concordia University.
Leigh Parker is a Brand and Marketing Strategist who partners with CEOs, executives, and all partners in the value chain to grow personal and professional brands, human-to-human. After spending over a decade working in PR and marketing, Leigh knows what truly drives today's digital economy. Leigh has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets globally and is renowned for her crisp, engaging and insightful content. Leigh holds multiple qualifications in communications and journalism earned through both Australians and U.K. educational institutes, including Cambridge. Joining Convergence Tech in Q3 2019 as its Head of Marketing & Growth, Leigh brings a unique combination of sales and marketing savvy, first-hand familiarity with sourcing, developing and bringing products to market, and a wealth of experience in building startups into global success stories. She also possesses extensive experience in the management of vendor relationships, covering a broad spectrum from e-commerce platforms to suppliers, logistics providers, and distributors. Leigh can establish new sales channels and build business systems and infrastructures. She also holds an impressive and proven record of driving growth and paving the way for the creation of future global, sustainable, and ethical distribution channels. Passionate about her role, Leigh actively leads the effort to get the word out about how Convergence Tech’s software can help solve the many challenges faced. She strives to ensure that both the company and its personalized solutions continue to evolve at the necessary pace to meet the customers’ ever-evolving needs. Leigh’s philosophy is simple, "Marketing is about bridging the gaps between consumers requirements, and what brands produce; it's not just about product innovation, but also about innovating business models, processes, culture, and management."
Guy has served on governance boards in banking, financial services and a not for profit, and as CEO of a financial services organization. He has played an active role in 10 enterprise digital transformation programs, experiences which led him to create a Digital Transformation course for the University of Toronto SCS. He is a regular speaker at McMaster University on topics such as big data, blockchain, digital transformation and IT governance, and has rich experience in the regulatory requirements for data governance, through regulations such as BCBS239 and GDPR. His experience in enterprise technology and in leveraging data for business benefit extends to the conceptualization, design, development and deployment of enterprise BI, CRM and credit systems impacting 5,000 users at 1,300 branches, big data analytics enabling $95 million in incremental value in six months by big data fusion, and BI value enablement creating $50 million in incremental value in four months, to name a few. He readily shares his experiences by conferences and by publications in journals such as the ICD’s Director Journal, the NACD’s Directorship, and ISACA Journal, and is the recipient of the 2019 ISACA Michael Cangemi best author award for contributions to the field of IT governance. Guy holds a BSc (Comp Sc) from the University of the Witwatersrand (SA), a BCom (Econ and Quants) from the University of South Africa, a MBA from Heriot-Watt University (UK), and is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).
An ‘end to end’ implementation leader for the design and delivery of large-scale transformation initiatives. Dave led the Ontario Government’s implementation of its Cap and Trade program for Greenhouse Gas Emissions, introducing Ontario into the North American GHG Emissions Trading market successfully in 2017 raising $472 million at its first allowance auction. Previously, Dave led a seamless migration and oversight of Ontario’s $60 million Driver Examination Services to the private sector. Dave holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from York University. Dave has a unique depth and breadth of experience in leading and managing all facets of large program development and project management stemming from over 30 years of experience at four Government of Ontario ministries including; Environment and Climate Change,Transportation, Economic Development and Trade, and Agriculture and Food.
Maryam is an operations and growth leader with a proven track record and extensive experience in growth stage and startup organizations across diverse industries. In her most recent role as Senior Vice President of Operations at Citco Fund Services, the world’s leading Alternative Investment Fund Administrator, Maryam was responsible for managing customer success and acquisition while also driving process transformation and product innovation to scale and optimize operational capacity. Being a lover of all things food and an avid follower of emerging technologies, Maryam co-founded The Revolving Kitchen, a digital market place that automates the commercial kitchen rental process and connects aspiring food entrepreneurs with established players in the restaurant industry. Maryam has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & International Relations from the University of Toronto and a Master in Business Administration from York University & Northwestern University.
Erik has 15 years of experience in corporate IT and systems development, having worked extensively in the government sector as a technical lead and project manager on the ideation, design, delivery, and operations of large-scale enterprise technology solutions. His diverse experience includes building out systems involving sensor networks to aggregate data for flood forecasting, public-facing web based government services portals, and a blockchain-based traceability solutions leveraging mobile devices and RFID technologies for clients in Canada and abroad.
As Vice President of Partnerships, Josh Truman is responsible for driving strategic growth for Convergence.tech, with a focus on growing the company’s client base in all segments of the market. Josh brings to the position a successful track record of more than 10 years that includes leadership positions and recognized sales achievements in the educational technology industry. Josh specializes in forming strategic alliances and programs that add value to the customer relationship.
Prior to joining Convergence.tech, Josh most recently oversaw sales for Discovery Education and EdTechTeam, where he nurtured key relationships and engendered strategic partnerships that led to significant revenue growth. As a former teacher and school administrator, Josh is excited to continue helping organizations use technology more effectively.
Adam currently leads technology and operations at both Convergence and Blockchain Learning Group. He is a driven engineer and educator, with a background in Mechatronic Systems and Software Engineering. He has been active in the Blockchain ecosystem for several years and has been involved in a variety of initiatives spanning both software education and development globally.
His development experience includes projects varying from Decentralized Exchanges to Supply Chain to Land Registries with companies such as Oraclize and Convergence in collaboration with several international development organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) and many local governments.
Kate Radionoff is the Founder/CEO of Badgeguide, a comprehensive digital credential research and
consultancy firm. Prior to that she served as the Dean of Professional and Continuing Education for 12
years at Madison Area Technical College. She also served as the Dean of Business at Cardinal Stritch
University. In 2012 Radionoff introduced digital badges in her non-credit program to recognize micro
credentials that her students earned in their non-credit vocational coursework.
Madison College was the first community college in the United States to award digital badges. In 2016, her
work was recognized by the National Council of Continuing Education and Training. Radionoff’s work on
badges resulted in the awarding of a grant through the Lumina Foundation and the American Association of
Community Colleges. In 2017 her work on badging won a League of Innovation award.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Michigan State University, a master’s degrees in Business
Administration from the University of Minnesota, and an MS degree in E-Business from the University of
Radionoff serves on the Credential Engine Higher Education Advisory Board and on the IMS Global Digital
Badge Advisory Board. She frequently presents at conferences on the topic of digital badges.
Paul has been active in the specification, development and operation of digital financial services in both industrialised and emerging markets for more than 30 years. Over much of the last 15 year the focus has increasingly been on questions of identity, reflected in the development of strategies for customer onboarding in the light of developments in digital identity, KYC, the emerging KYC utilities, the growing emphasis on customer privacy and data protection, and the lack of conventional digital footprints amongst the so-called ‘digital natives’.
Paul’s experience includes operational, technical and strategic elements of digital identity. For example, he led a team that developed and operated a digital identity service in Northern Nigeria, aimed at smallholder farmers in remote areas with limited or no network coverage. During the pilot, the team registered more than 500,000 farmers over a ten week period, issuing them with cards and giving them access to some basic financial services.
The Nigerian experience led to an engagement as part of the Safer Corridor project. Paul led a team that developed a detailed set of proposals and a proof of concept for a pilot digital identity service in Somalia. This pilot was intended to demonstrate innovative solutions for customer registration (DID/CDD/KYC/eKYC) and transaction monitoring (AML) in an environment with limited regulatory supervision and limited identity documentation.
Paul was engaged by the WFP to develop strategies for the deployment of privacy-protecting DIDs and associated customer onboarding processes (including eKYC) for social protection programmes across the developing world, with Egypt as the initial partner government. This resulted in the development of a generalised model of DID services for the delivery of such programmes that offers appropriate privacy and data protection controls, whilst allowing governments and others to deliver targeted assistance, and offering essential monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capabilities.
On the strategic side, Paul has carried out a wide range of engagements relating to DID, for clients as diverse as the World Bank, Omidyar, the central bank of Nepal, CGAP, the government of Jersey, the South African authorities and FSD Africa. For example, for the World Bank, he studied and evaluated the various forms of identity available across emerging markets and assessed their effectiveness in enabling access to a range of financial services, with particular reference to their value in supporting eKYC. The review included both government-initiated identity services and private sector led initiatives, as well as emerging services such as those based around distributed ledger technologies (blockchain), and was accompanied by deep dives for India, Pakistan, Peru and Nigeria. The report culminated in a set of conclusions and policy recommendations, for consideration by both the World Bank and national authorities, specifically including the financial sector.
Paul’s technical background is in digital identity, e-payments (including international card schemes, mobile payments and cryptocurrencies), digital banking, biometrics, cryptography and mobile communications, with experience gained in Europe, North America, Africa and South Asia. Paul holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science and Pure Mathematics.
Allyn J Radford
Allyn has been involved in the use of technology in learning for more than 30 years across a range of
industries including education, defense, aerospace and government. During that time, he has worked
for organisations such as University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Open Learning Australia (now
Open Universities Australia), HarvestRoad Ltd, Cisco, and the Australian Computer Society. He has led
projects in Australia, the United States, Mexico and South Korea.
As inaugural CEO of DeakinDigital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deakin University, he led innovation
in the development and implementation of Alternative Digital Credentials (ADCs) and developed the
world’s first Masters of Professional Practice degrees based on ADCs together with Deakin
Allyn is currently working on strategy development and Alternative Digital Credential
implementation projects with several higher education clients in Australia.
Murtaza brings over 20 years of experience in training, marketing, project management and product development for both global firms and Canadian companies. He is an accomplished training and marketing professional with extensive experience in the technology, insurance, financial, transportation and retail industries.
Steve joined Canopy Growth in March 2019 as the Senior Vice-President and Chief of Staff, International. In this role, he is responsible for advancing the company’s international operations and government relations in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America, including Mexico. In April 2019, Steve was appointed Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. In May, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Blockchain Learning Group. In June, Steve joined the C.D. Howe Institute as a Senior Fellow to continue his advisory role in advancing public policy to promote sustainable economic growth. Steve has more than 30 years of experience in the public service, where he held numerous leadership positions. As Secretary of Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council, Steve reported to the Ontario Premier and was responsible for 65,000 public- service employees. Steve also served as Ontario’s Deputy Minister (DM) of Finance and Secretary of the Treasury Board, and DM of the Ministry of Revenue and Associate DM for Taxation, Pensions and Agencies (e.g., Liquor Control Board of Ontario and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation). He has also held several positions at the Ontario Hospital Association, including Vice-President of Policy and Public Affairs.
Steve has a BA in Urban and Regional Planning and a Master’s in Environmental Studies (economic development). He completed the Canadian Securities Course, Parts I and II of the CICA Tax Course and the Harvard Health Care Leadership Program.
Dr. Ann Cavoukian
Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an International Standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 40 languages! In 2018, PbD was included in a sweeping new law in the EU: the General Data Protection Regulation.
Dr. Cavoukian is now the Executive Director of the Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, “The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust” with Tyler Hamilton, and “Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World” with Don Tapscott. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named as one of the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, and named as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017), named as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders (November, 2017), named among the Top Women in Tech (December, 2017), was awarded the Toastmasters Communication and Leadership Award (April, 2018), recognized among the Top 100 Identity Influencers (February, 2019), and most recently, she was named among the Top 18 Global AI Influencers within the AI & Tech Space (February, 2019), was awarded the 2020 Canadian Women in Cybersecurity Lifetime Achievement Award In Recognition of Your Outstanding Contributions to Cybersecurity and Privacy in Ontario (March 2020).
Dr. David Porter is Dean of Innovative Learning at Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. From 2016 – 2020, David was the CEO of eCampusOntario, the primary face of the Ontario Online Learning Consortium (OOLC), a not-for-profit corporation whose membership is composed of all 45 publicly funded colleges and universities in Ontario, Canada.
David is a long-time advocate for the benefits of adapting new technology to deliver educational opportunities and has been involved in open and distance learning since the 1990s, at both the K-12 and higher education levels.
David was formerly Associate VP Educational Support and Innovation at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Prior to that appointment, David was the Executive Director of BCcampus. During his term at BCcampus, David and his team engineered Canada’s first government funded open textbook program, a leading-edge development in higher education in 2012.
David has also worked as a project leader and consultant for international open and distance learning initiatives, including projects in Mongolia, Vietnam, and India. In 2018, he was awarded the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education’s Leadership Award. On October 9, 2019, he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia, for his work in innovating teaching and learning practices using educational technology.
Tony has a proven record of creating value, in diverse industries and geographies by; setting direction, igniting growth, leading change, driving performance, servicing clients and empowering employees.
Tony is particularly adept at capitalizing on digital and technology disruptions, both as a market disrupter and industry incumbent. He was most recently CEO of Aon Hewitt, Canada. Before joining Aon Hewitt, Tony was a Managing Partner at Accenture, and has served as the President and CEO of Bell Nexxia and as the CEO of BCE Emergis. He has also held international leadership positions with MCI Telecommunications, SHL Systemhouse Inc., and Andersen Consulting.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.A.I.) degree and M.A. from Trinity College Dublin, and is a graduate of the Rotman Corporate Directors program (ICD.D).
Susan Wolburgh Jenah
Susan Wolburgh Jenah is a leader in the securities and financial services industry. Throughout her 30 year career as a senior regulator, chief executive officer and lawyer, she influenced the direction of capital markets regulation and standards of investor protection in Canada and internationally. Susan has also served on a wide variety of corporate, crown corporation and not-for-profit boards and government-appointed expert advisory committees. Susan is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Laurentian Bank of Canada, Aecon Group Inc. and Aequitas Innovations and NEO Exchange. She is a Governor of the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and serves as Chair of FINRA’s Regulatory Operations Oversight Committee. She is a member of the Independent Review Committee of Vanguard Investments Canada.
Susan was the founding President and CEO of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) which was formed from the merger of two predecessor regulatory organizations. Prior to serving as CEO of IIROC, Susan held progressively senior roles at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), including Vice Chair, Acting Chair, General Counsel and Director of International Affairs, representing the OSC on various international standard-setting committees. Susan is actively engaged in her community serving as Vice-Chair of the Humber River Hospital, as a member of the C.D.Howe National Advisory Council and as a Mentor for the Catalyst Women on Board Program. She is a frequent speaker at corporate governance and industry conferences in Canada and abroad.
Susan received her ICD.D designation in 2004 and is a recipient of the 2011 Osgoode Hall Law School Gold Key Award for Achievement.
Over the course of his 25 year career, Christian has focused on growing organizations and their reputations, launching products and initiatives, and building relationships.
Currently, Christian is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada’s Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), Canada’s largest professional association for the supply chain sector. He is also a member of the steering committee of scale ai, Canada’s investment and innovation supercluster focused on accelerating the application of artificial intelligence for supply chains.
He previously served as Vice President of Education at Canada’s Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), where he also developed the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research and served as the Foundation’s inaugural Executive Director. He has also served as the Director of Research Planning, Communications and Government Relations at York University, and as the Director of Production for the UK-based firm Marcus Evans. Christian has also worked in the public sector, having served the Ontario Government as Chief of Staff to the Parliamentary Assistant for Health and Long-Term Care and to the Parliamentary Assistant for Native Affairs. Prior to these positions, he served the Government of Canada as special political assistant to the Minister of State for Environment and to the Minister of State for Employment and Immigration.
Christian is also an experienced board member, having served on 10 boards across the NFP and government sectors, ranging in size from under $1 million to over $1 billion. Most recently he served on the Board of Directors of Scarborough and Rouge Hospital. He previously served as Vice Chairman of The Scarborough Hospital, Chairman of Housing Services Inc., and as a member of the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), North America’s second largest social housing corporation.
Christian has studied in Canada, the U.S., Israel, and Belgium, is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program, and holds a Masters Professional Director certification from the American College of Corporate Directors.
Sandra Ketchen is the Senior Vice President of Operations for SE Health. In this role, she is responsible for execution across SE Health’s national operating network which encompasses more than 8000 nurses, personal support workers and other healthcare professionals delivering care within client homes, assisted living homes, or virtually through client contact centers. She is accountable for client satisfaction and quality of care, while driving continuous improvement and productivity gains to achieve financial performance.
Prior to joining SE Health, Ms. Ketchen spent more than 20 years in global operations and supply chain roles, most recently as Senior Vice President of Products for ATS Automation Tooling Systems. Prior to this, she spent 16 years with Celestica, Inc., a global electronics contract manufacturer, holding a variety of senior management roles culminating as Vice President and General Manager for Celestica’s international Healthcare business.
Currently, Ms. Ketchen also participates as a Director on the Boards for VentureLAB and NGen (Next Generation Manufacturing Canada).
Ms. Ketchen has a Master in Business Administration from York University, a Master of Engineering degree from McMaster University, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
It takes a lot of patience, dedication, and hard work to reach the top of one's profession and as hard to keep that position. Take, for instance, Tech Entrepreneur Kaye-Maree Dunn from Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Te Rangikoianaake, Ngāti Mahanga me Ngāi Tāmanuhiri and resides in Wainuiomata Wellington, who has been working in the realm of Maori and Community development for over 18 years.
More than her role as Tech Entrepreneur , Kaye-Maree is fascinated with family , community and technology. Her career has spanned Child Youth and Family, The Dept of Labour, The Māori Land Court, NZ Maori Tourism and Community Housing and she has recently been involved in Social Enterprise Development, Governance Training and Whānau Ora Facilitation and Planning – particularly with hard to reach families.
Kaye-Maree had a lot of significant professional experiences, she was the previous Contracted Special Projects Manager with Māori Womens Development Inc. and the current Managing Director of Making Everything Achievable, Indigital Blockchain Limited , Digital Identity and Traditional Knowledge platform Āhau.
Because of her long list of achievements, Kaye-Maree has become a member of the Board of NZ Tech, Te Paepae Arahi, a kaupapa Māori mental health provider in Lower Hutt, Para Kore Charitable Trust, the North Hokianga Development Trust and a current Sir Edmond Hillary Fellow. Kaye-Maree was previously one of the Wellington Representatives on the New-Zealand Māori Council for three years.
Quality Governance, Enterprise and Data Sovereignty is a passion for Kaye-Maree where she can use her untiring commitment and drive to ensure individuals have the right tools and support to govern their organisations with confidence and competence and have the ability to control access to their own data and information. Growth of NZ’s economic potential in particular the growth of independent, flourishing digital enterprises is one for her dedication.
Indy Obhi is an accomplished operational leader within the Supply Chain and Logistics Sector. Having worked within a number of different sectors; retail, industrial, FMCG, Oil and Gas and Aerospace, he has recognised the cultural variances, opportunities and limitations on a global scale. Having started his career at Fedex in 1995, Indy has maintained his ambition to work within a logistics industry. After receiving his BSC (1st Class Honors) at Lincoln university and the his MBA (Finance) at Leicester University in 2013, Indy has focused his vision in enhancing operational, financial and quality controls to deliver a better experience to the end customer. He now works for CEVA Logistics, one of the largest logistics and transportation service providers in the world. When he’s not travelling or behind his laptop, you will find Indy pursuing his second passion; education. Indy is an NED for Sitelearn UK as well as a part owner with his wife, of a local children’s nursery in the UK; Montessori Explorers Nursery. After all that, is you still want to find Indy, he’s more than likely spending time with his two young boys or hacking divots on a golf course.
Ian has 26 years of experience in various roles in IT Shared Services for Province of British Columbia culminating in Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for all IT Shared Services including networks, data centres, desktops, and corporate applications.
Ian has over 10 years experience as a software developer for oil and gas, health care, and national defence.
Ian also held roles of Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Information Officer for Justice and Public Safety for British Columbia.
Ian was a leader and driving force behind the development of digital identity for all British Columbians, a blockchain implementation
for business corporate identities and licenses using the Sovrin ledger as well as usage of blockchain for protection of chain of custody
of legal digital evidence. Finally, Ian is a thought leader in the development of the Pan-Canadian Identity Management Strategy and the BC Services
Card solution for the Province.
An advocate for ethical and accountable data use, Angelique Hamilton has worked in Privacy & Data Protection for the past 20 years, with experience in law enforcement, government and the health sector in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Currently, she serves as Chief Privacy Officer and Director for St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, a leader in Integrated Care and Digital Health in Ontario.
Blair Campbell is a data protection professional who holds the CISSP, CISA, and CIPP/C certifications.
Blair’s 20-year compliance, privacy and information security experience has lead to the development of robust risk management expertise including an expansive understanding of outsourcing arrangements, data loss prevention, incident handling, and regulatory requirements and relationships.
Before his career in information security, Blair managed a renowned Northwest Coast Native art gallery in Vancouver, B.C.
With more than 35 years of healthcare experience, she is nationally and internationally known for her work in health and nursing informatics. She brings expertise from many different clinical and academic settings, has participated in and led the development of numerous digital health initiatives, as well as research focused on the adoption of digital health solutions in practice environments. Dr. Nagle teaches in undergraduate and graduate programs focused in nursing, health administration and informatics. Prior to establishing her own health informatics consulting practice, she was the CIO and Senior Vice-President for Technology and Knowledge Management at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She has numerous professional publications and presentations to her credit and in recognition of her work was named one of the top 10 Women Leaders in Digital Health in Canada in 2017.
Antti Kettunen is an experienced consultant in digitalization, digital identity and MyData. For the past 6 years he has been working for Tieto, the largest Nordic IT service provider as a Senior Consultant in MyData and Blockchain solutions, specializing in Decentralized Identity. He is an outspoken advocate of implementing the MyData model in the Finnish public and private ecosystem using self-sovereign identity. He has been leading multi-entity DLT-projects around Company Identities, Unlisted company share trading, consenting delegated access to healthcare APIs, to name some. He is also part of the founding team of Findy, the Finnish National Self-sovereign Identity Network. He is passionate and pragmatic in making the world more decentralized